Georgia reacts to Obamacare decision

“Today’s ruling is a big win and a big relief for health care consumers in Georgia. There is still work to do, however, to ensure that all Georgians have a pathway to coverage.”

— Cindy Zeldin, executive director of Georgians for a Healthy Future

“Today’s ruling doesn’t change the fact that Obamacare is a disaster and should be entirely repealed. … I will continue to work with my Senate colleagues to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a patient-centered alternative.”

— U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Georgia

“This is a big day. I think it’s the right decision to preserve an act that provides health care for millions, including me. I absolutely would not be able to afford (health insurance) without the subsidy.”

— Jeffrey McIntyre, 60, of East Point

“We are deeply disappointed in the King v. Burwell decision, and more importantly, the dangerous threat it poses to the principles of separation of powers and the rule of law. This ruling, however, should not deter Congress and the president from working together to address clear shortcomings in the Affordable Care Act.”

— Kelly McCutchen, CEO of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation

“Today’s Supreme Court decision gives more than 400,000 Georgians peace of mind that they will continue to have access to vital health care services without fear of an unexpected condition resulting in financial disaster.”

— Earl Rogers, CEO of the Georgia Hospital Association

“The rule of law died today. Words no longer mean anything to the Supreme Court. Its agenda now is to uphold the Affordable Care Act. … The system is being perverted.”

— Georgia Rep. Jason Spencer, R-Woodbine

“Our attention now must turn to more than 600,000 Georgians who are not covered under a health care policy by expanding Medicaid and accepting the federal funds available. This funding represents tax dollars Georgians have already paid into the system, and it is only right that money flows back to Georgia.”

— Georgia Sen. Steve Henson, D-Tucker

“The Supreme Court’s ruling has simply endorsed the status quo. It has not and it should not dissuade policymakers from continuing to pursue a repeal of Obamacare and, just as important, to pursue positive, patient-centered solutions.”

— U.S. Rep. Tom Price, R-Roswell

“Today brought a great victory for President Obama and his administration. But it also brought a greater victory for Americans insured under the ACA. The reason why millions of families now have health insurance is because of the subsidies that have finally made access to health care affordable.”

— DuBose Porter, chair of the Georgia Democratic Party

“This decision doesn’t fulfill the broken promises made by the president as he sought to win America’s support for his Washington takeover of the entire health care industry. … Millions of citizens have been forced off the health care plans they liked and forced onto Obamacare plans they do not, all the while losing access to the doctor that they trust — despite the president’s repeated claims to the contrary.”

— U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Lawrenceville

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